Thursday, September 11, 2014
Video: The Double8 Expedition Checks In From Shishapangma Base Camp
If you've been reading my updates from the fall climbing season in the Himalaya, you probably have seen me mention the Double8 expedition on a couple of occasions. It features German climbers Benedikt Böhm and Sebastian Haag, along with Italian Andrea Zambaldi, in what promises to be one of the more interesting expeditions of the season. The team will first acclimatize on Shishapangma, then go for a speed attempt on that mountain, before descending back to Base Camp, climbing aboard their mountain bikes, and riding and trail running to Cho Oyu. They'll then make a second speed attempt on that 8000 meter peak as well. A few days ago, the boys arrived in BC on Shisha, and they released the video below sharing their journey so far. It offers a nice introduction to their plans, while giving us plenty of great shots from the trip to the mountain.